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New Transport

Type Specimen

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Light
Regular
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New Transport is a digital adaption of Transport


lettering originally designed by Jock Kinneir
& Margaret Calvert in the 1960s; specifically
for use on the United Kingdoms new motorways
(followed by the all-purpose roads). With minor
modifications, it is still in use today. New Transport
is designed by Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel
and is available in six weights: Thin, Light, Regular,
Medium, Bold & Black including Italics and Small
Capitals. The character set supports all Eastern
European languages.
New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

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Opposite:
Jock Kinneir & Margaret Calvert c. 1967

First published in AGI: Graphic Design since 1950.


Thames & Hudson

Battle of the Serif

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting


at the same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the
architects in the process of designing a second London airport
at Gatwick. On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing system
for an airport. Although Jocks answer was no nobody had,
he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for one
hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the
same bus stop as David, all the signing commissions that were
to follow may never have happened; including the UK road
signs which followed in 1958, as a result of Gatwick, with an
invitation from Ministry of Transport to design the signs
for Britains new motorways.

With the nation taking to the roads in unprecedented
numbers, it soon became apparent that the existing network
was inadequate, promoting the British Rail campaign Its
quicker by train which of course it was (if only you could
find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to follow Germany
in the construction of new motorways, starting with the
Preston by-pass, followed by the M1.

Signing the motorways became a major issue,
as the current signs would fail to meet the needs of motorists
travelling at high speeds. Sir Colin Anderson, having worked
with Jock Kinneir on the design of a labelling system for P&O
Orient Line, and aware of our work on Gatwick, approached
Jock on behalf of the Committee, with a completely open
brief, apart from the request to use white lowercase lettering
on a blue background, in line with Germany. (Sir Hugh Casson,
Chairman of the Fine Arts Commission, had a strong preference
for green as dark as old dinner jackets and it became
the ultimate choice for primary A routes).

Transport original artwork, lowercase letters,


tiling system 195764


After what must have been a stormy initial meeting,
Jock received the following letter from Sir Colin: I am anxious
you shouldnt embark upon inventing an alphabet of a character
quite new. We have, as a committee, got into the habit of
accepting the general weight and appearance of the German
alphabet as being the sort of thing we need! I think therefore
something on those lines is what the Committee believes
it wants (Letter dated 26 June 1958).

A request which we chose to ignore believing that
the German Sans serif (designed by an engineer), although
demonstrably effective, would not sit well in the English
landscape. So we started from scratch, with a specification
for the ideal letterform, having looked at other possibilities,
(including adapting the typeface Akzidenz Grotesk a major
influence regarding proportion and overall appearance).

Important details, such as the curve on the end
of the lowercase l (borrowed from Johnston), and the obliquely
cut curved strokes of the letters a, c, e, f, g, j, s, t and y, were
specifically designed to help retain the word shape of place
names when slightly letterspaced; a necessary compromise
to offset the effect of halation, when viewed at the appropriate
decision-making distance, in full glare of headlights. (Much
like a Rembrandt portrait with brush strokes merging to
focus the image). This specific letterform, after two attempts,
and in two weights, was officially named Transport.

After the official opening of the Preston by-pass, in
1959, the new signs soon came under fire from the lettering
establishment; notably the stone engraver and lettering
designer David Kindersley who, uninvited, had for sometime
been working on a new seriffed letterform, in capitals only,
specifically for use in black letters on a light background.
He was passionate in his belief that his oddly weighted seriffed
alphabet was the ultimate answer, regarding both legibility
and economy. (Appearance didnt seem to matter.)

Kindersleys unprofessional intervention succeeded
in generating a heated debate in the letter columns of
several respectable newspapers; gaining support from such
luminaries as Stanley Morison, and other outraged typographic
traditionalists. Design magazine was quick to counter,
with positive comments in our favour from Herbert Spencer
and Colin Forbes, (both past presidents of AGI), making
a strong case for Modernism.


Thus the scene was set; and in true democratic fashion,
despite public acclaim and the full support of the Committee,
tests were soon initiated by the Road Research Laboratory
to settle the issue. Rather comically, several volunteer airmen
from Benton airport in Oxfordshire found themselves seated on
a tiered platform, in the middle of the airfield, while a car drove
towards them with alternate combinations of signs mounted
on the roof; composed of place names in Kindersley, Transport,
and for good measure the 1933 Johnston-based standard, still
to be found in parts of central London. Ironically, Kindersleys
seriffed letters proved to be 3% more legible than Transport
a negligible amount given the unrealistic conditions governing
the tests. As a consequence, the ultimate choice rested on
appearance. In the words of one observer, Kindersleys letters
were just so ugly.

It was T.G. Usborne, a far-sighted civil servant serving
the Committee, who succeeded in persuading the Ministry
to set up a second committee, chaired by Sir Walter Worboys,
to take the entire road network into account. This made good
sense, as the system dictating the layout of the signs, based on
the width of the capital letter I, which Jock Kinneir so brilliantly
devised, would quite naturally accommodate other route
classifications. Jock always maintained that this was through
good fortune more than forethought. Having worked so
closely with Jock, it was more likely his innate ability to marshal
a complex number of factors, based on common sense, into
an elegant and comprehensive statement.

The Worboys Report, published in 1963, was presented
to Parliament by the Minister of Transport, Ernest Marples,
during the premiership of Harold Macmillan, on 9 December
1964. It came into effect on 1 January 1965, under the title
The Traffic Sign Regulations and General Directions 1964
six years since the first meeting of the Anderson Committee.
Margaret Calvert, London, 2006
First published in AGI: Graphic Design since 1950.
Published by Thames & Hudson, 2007

Essay set in New Transport Regular and Bold 10/12.5

David Kindersleys capital only alphabet, 1959

Legibility test carried out by the Road Research Laboratory


at Benton Airport in 1959

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Key components highlighted.

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New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

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8/10
Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found
himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

New Transport Thin


New Transport Thin Italic

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you could
find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to follow
Germany in the construction of new motorways,

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you could
find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to follow
Germany in the construction of new motorways,

10/12

10/12

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering
that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever designed
a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was no nobody
had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for one hundred
guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop as

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering
that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever designed
a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was no nobody
had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for one hundred
guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop as

18/20

18/20

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

New Transport Light


New Transport Light Italic

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Sign Systems
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New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

8/10

8/10
Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found
himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

New Transport Light


New Transport Light Italic

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you could
find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to follow
Germany in the construction of new motorways,

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was no
nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you could
find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to follow
Germany in the construction of new motorways,

10/12

10/12

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering
that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering
that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

18/20

18/20

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport
at Gatwick. On discovering that they were close

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport
at Gatwick. On discovering that they were close

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

New Transport Regular


New Transport Regular Italic

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Exhibitions
Mobile Devices

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

8/10

8/10
Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found
himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

New Transport Regular


New Transport Regular Italic

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you could
find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to follow
Germany in the construction of new motorways,

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you could
find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to follow
Germany in the construction of new motorways,

10/12

10/12

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering
that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering
that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

18/20

18/20

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

New Transport Medium


New Transport Medium Italic

New Transport Medium

New Transport Medium Italic

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Sign Systems
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Books & Editorial
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Exhibitions
Mobile Devices

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

8/10

8/10
Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found
himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

New Transport Medium


New Transport Medium Italic

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you
could find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain
to follow Germany in the construction of new

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker by
train which of course it was (if only you could find
a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to follow
Germany in the construction of new motorways,

10/12

10/12

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering
that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

18/20

18/20

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

New Transport Bold


New Transport Bold Italic

New Transport Bold

New Transport Bold Italic

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Exhibitions
Mobile Devices

Sign Systems
Advertising, Websites
Books & Editorial
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Moving Image
Exhibitions
Mobile Devices

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

New Transport

8/10

8/10
Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found
himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

New Transport Bold


New Transport Bold Italic

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry
of Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you
could find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain
to follow Germany in the construction of new

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you
could find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain
to follow Germany in the construction of new

10/12

10/12

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

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Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

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Advertising, Websites
Books & Editorial
Packaging, Digital
Moving Image
Exhibitions
Mobile Devices

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Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found
himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

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follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you could
find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain to
follow Germany in the construction of new

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus stop
as David Alford, one of the architects in the process
of designing a second London airport at Gatwick.
On discovering that they were close neighbours,
David asked Jock if he had ever designed a signing
system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to
undertake a study for one hundred guineas. Jock
maintained that if he hadnt used the same bus stop
as David, all the signing commissions that were to

follow may never have happened; including the


UK road signs which followed in 1958, as a result
of Gatwick, with an invitation from Ministry of
Transport to design the signs for Britains new
motorways. With the nation taking to the roads
in unprecedented ways numbers, it soon became
apparent that the existing network was inadequate,
promoting the British Rail campaign Its quicker
by train which of course it was (if only you
could find a seat!). So plans were made for Britain
to follow Germany in the construction of new

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10/12

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found himself waiting at the


same Green Line bus stop as David Alford, one of the architects in the
process of designing a second London airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they were close neighbours, David asked Jock if he had ever
designed a signing system for an airport. Although Jocks answer was
no nobody had, he was nevertheless invited to undertake a study for
one hundred guineas. Jock maintained that if he hadnt used the same

18/20

18/20

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

Sometime in the mid-fifties, Jock Kinneir found


himself waiting at the same Green Line bus
stop as David Alford, one of the architects
in the process of designing a second London
airport at Gatwick. On discovering that they

New Transport 2009 Margaret Calvert & Henrik Kubel. Original design Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir

www.newtransport.co.uk

A2/SW/HK

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